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Jet McDonald – Mind is the Ride

May 23 @ 19:00 - 21:00

£5
Mind is the Ride by Jet McDonald

Join us for the London launch of Jet McDonald's MIND IS THE RIDE, a two-wheeled tour of philosophical thought that uses bike components and the ride to understand our relationship with the world. Jet will read from the book before being joined for a discussion by cycle tourer and Pages of Hackney's manager, Jo Heygate.

When Jet McDonald cycled four thousand miles to India and back, he didn’t want to write a straightforward travel book. He wanted to go on an imaginative journey.

Mind is the Ride takes the reader on a physical and intellectual adventure from West to East using the components of a bike as a metaphor for philosophy, which is woven into the cyclist's experience. Each chapter is based around a single component, and as Jet travels he adds new parts and new philosophies until the bike is ‘built’; the ride to India is completed; and the relationship between mind, body and bicycle made apparent.

The age of the travelogue is over: today we need to travel inwardly to see the world with fresh eyes. Mind is the Ride is that journey, a pedal-powered antidote to the petrol-driven philosophies of the past.

Jet McDonald is a writer, musician, and psychiatrist. He is the author of many articles for Boneshaker Magazine and has written for the Idler. He is a member of the Philosophy Special Interest Group of Royal College of Psychiatrists.

Details

Date:
May 23
Time:
19:00 - 21:00
Cost:
£5
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Organiser

Pages of Hackney
Phone:
020 8525 1452
Email:
info@pagesofhackney.co.uk
Website:
https://www.pagesofhackney.co.uk

Venue

Pages of Hackney
70 Lower Clapton Road
London, E5 0RN United Kingdom
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Phone:
020 8525 1452
Website:
https://www.pagesofhackney.co.uk/